Friday, August 12, 2011

So. Jane Eyre.

Visually fantastic

Beautiful music.

I didn't mind the way they structured the film - flashbacks etc.

I can handle the fact that Rochester was better looking than St. John.

I can handle the fact that Rochester finished the movie with two hands.

I can handle that some of my favourite bits were left out.

But you can't leave God out of Jane Eyre without really messing with the story. Jane's faith is so central to her character. Her decision to leave Rochester makes no sense without faith.

Why why why?


  1. Because Morgan Freeman notwithstanding, apparently God doesn't sell movie tickets.

  2. I would think modern people on average would find characters with religious faith that affects life decisions confusing and alienating. You'd have to explain the whole gospel convincingly to set up Jane, St John and so on.

  3. I love the 2007 BBC production of Jane Eyre. I've watched it so many times that I don't think I could watch another version now. And now that you have said this, I think you have just about talked me out of going. I'm with you - that is a bit of a disappointment.

  4. Aw, I liked it a lot. I'll write a review soon. I hear what you're saying, but I still liked it.

  5. I liked it too. I could have watched for another hour.

  6. That's my main complaint. Another hour to fill it out, and I would have given it 5/5. John Reed basicly had one scene. Lowood was over in a few minutes, etc. The pace clipped along, and if you blinked you'd miss about 5 years of her life.

  7. ps- did you notice that John Rivers was Billy Elliot all growed up?

  8. I hadn't notice. But now you mention it...

    He's in Tin Tin too!